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Image: Group photo of the Arts Advisory Commission's Symposium attendees at The Cotton Factory (2022)

A Call for an Arts Administrator (Temporary)

Hamilton Arts Council (HAC) was founded in 1969 and is one of the longest serving arts councils in Ontario. We advocate for the arts as integral to a healthy community, and provide inclusive opportunities to build connection and sustainability.


In partnership with the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, HAC is hiring an Arts Administrator at $16.50 per hour for 25 hours per week for an 11 week period (including some evenings and weekends). In accordance with the CSJ program eligibility, applicants must be between 15 - 30 years of age and international students are not eligible to apply. This position may lead to a longer term opportunity.


Specifically the Arts Administrator will: 

  • assist in planning, promotion, and producing Hamilton Arts Week by: 

    • performing outreach to individuals and organizations to be included in the week; 

    • assisting participants in promoting their events on The Arty Crowd; 

    • tracking data (i.e. attendance); and 

    • assisting in the evaluation and reporting portions of program outcomes;

  • design graphics and text, and publish posts using social media management tools (i.e. Hootsuite) for HAC established and robust social media presence including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter;

  • assist in ongoing website content development for all three HAC websites (,, by reviewing content, monitoring functionality, responding to site-user questions, and assisting users with content uploading;

  • assist in the expansion of our contact lists in order to enhance inclusivity and diversity of our resources and partners;

  • attend HAC arts events, daily team meetings, and various committee meetings; and

  • other projects, including research as requested by the Executive Director.


Applications will be accepted from those living in the Greater Hamilton Area and Six Nations of the Grand River, and are encouraged from those who are:

  • members of communities that are: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), LGBTQ2S+, Deaf, persons with disabilities, neurodivergent, Francophone, and youth (under 30-years-old);

  • artists (from all genres including: dance, fashion, film/television, literary arts, music, theatre, visual arts), or arts lovers wanting to enter the field of arts services;

  • experienced in one or more of the following areas:

    • Teamwork - ability to effectively interact with other staff members by taking initiative, sharing resources, organizing, problem-solving, and completing tasks;

    • Communication - ability to effectively exchange thoughts and information with other people whether orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, or in writing; and 

    • Digital skills - ability to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications, and to process digital information. 


Build your resume, indulge your passion for the arts, and be an integral part of the broader GHA arts community! 

Please submit your resume to: 

HAC Program Coordinator

Closing date: Friday, April 28, 2023

Targeted start date: Monday, May 15, 2023

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